Health and fitness briefs, Nov. 18, 2020

Danielle Imparato

Imparato at Atlantic General
Atlantic General Hospital and Health System officials recently announced that a new family nurse practitioner has joined the health system’s Ocean View primary care office to care for adults and children alongside Kieran Py, MD.

Danielle Imparato, FNP-C, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing, graduating summa cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson College of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Imparato is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call Atlantic General Primary Care in Ocean View at 302-541-4460.

Blue Heron Joins TidalHealth
Blue Heron Medical Group in Pocomoke City, became part of TidalHealth starting Nov. 16. The providers will remain the same, but its name and phone number will change. The office will be TidalHealth Primary Care, and its number will be 410-912-6167.
Dr. Paul Fleury, Dr. Mary Fleury and Dr. Amy Johnson have been providing expert and friendly care to families in the Pocomoke area for many years, and TidalHealth is proud to have them as part of its team. Current patients will be able to keep seeing their providers, and will have access to TidalHealth’s network of hospitals, primary care and specialty providers across the Delmarva Peninsula.

National Recognition
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized TidalHealth Peninsula Regional as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019.
As a participant in ACS NSQIP, TidalHealth is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.

Hollis leads diabetes education
Karen Hollis, RDN, LDN, CDCES has joined the UM Shore Regional Health Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology as lead diabetes educator. Hollis, who is a registered dietitian as well as a certified diabetes care and education specialist, has long been associated with the Dorchester and Easton hospitals and the diabetes education program at both facilities.
She has four decades of experience including outpatient nutrition education, clinical staff responsibilities and clinical management. From 2006 to 2018, she served as nutrition consultant for Chesapeake Woods in Cambridge, and from 2006 to 2012, she ran a successful private practice business for several local physicians in Talbot and Dorchester counties.
As lead diabetes educator, Hollis oversees and provides group and individual diabetes self-management training (DSMT) and medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for adults with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Pre-diabetes and diabetes is a serious and growing problem population health problem in the U.S. Caroline and Dorchester are among Maryland counties with the highest adult diabetes rates – 11 to 15 percent.

Diabetes management classes are conducted each month at Shore Medical Center at Chestertown as well as at the Diabetes Center at Shore Medical Center at Easton. Each class runs for three sessions, one session per week.
For more information about diabetes care and support offered by UM Shore Regional Health, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5757, or visit umms.org/shore/health-services/diabetes-endocrinology .